Crows premiership coach Malcolm Blight has endorsed a permanent State of Origin fixture.
Speaking on Adelaide radio on Friday, Blight said he had created a fixture that could ultimately crown a winner.
“Just think of it, eight teams, do it like the Under 18’s (competition),” Blight said.
“I’ve done a draw where over two weeks, we could find out a winner from a State of Origin series.
“I reckon the players would love it… that last weekend of February, all you want to do is play.”
Despite concerns of injury, Blight reminded everyone that “it’s just a game of footy”.
“We have Damien Hardwick, premiership coach, and John Longmire, premiership coach, doing the teams this year,” he said.
“I think they quantify it by saying ‘look, I don’t mind if my players play in this’.”
Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks is midway through his first pre-season at the helm and has drawn praise from players for his approach.
Blight backed the Club’s decision to appoint Nicks and said the former GWS and Port Adelaide senior assistant “ticks all the boxes”.
“If you were going for a modern day coach, he would be the one… he would have been first on the list by a mile,” Blight said.
“Already all the players are talking about it, he’s got a really good way about him.
“Hopefully when the pressure comes, he stays that way.”
Earlier this week, Blight announced he would be selling a framed image of 40 Brownlow Medal winners in a bid to raise money for bushfire victims.
To bid on the piece of memorabilia, you can click here.